2016-apste-fono-attendeesAPSTE 2016 ONE DAY FONO

In agreement with the APSTE committee, an interim host committee comprising long-term APSTE members (as listed below) organised this Fono on Thursday 8th September at MIT Pasifika Community Centre, Gate 13 Alexander Crescent, Otara, Auckland.

The one-day Fono enabled APSTE members to come together to:

  • update each other
  • listen to each other’s institutions and what is happening there
  • share issues and find solutions (PD)
  • rebuild the purpose of the association (APSTE)
  • hold the AGM – to include voting new members for the committee
  • enjoy APSTE dinner, socialising and networking
  • meet new Pasifika staff in tertiary education

Attendees were able to piggy back on the 2016 Pacific Tertiary Education Forum (PTEF) – Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September at the Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland, 20 Wynyard Street, Auckland.

Below is the programme for the APSTE Fono including an opportunity to network over dinner on the Wednesday evening, at the end of the PTEF.     DOWNLOAD HERE

Wednesday 7 September

Time Item Venue
7:30pm Dinner & Networking Manhattan, Mt Roskill

Thursday 8 September 

Time Item Venue
 MC – Mele Wendt
8:30 – 9:00am Registrations  MIT Pasifika Community Centre
9:00 – 9.30am Opening Prayer & Introductions  


APSTE Executive Committee

Tanoa Room
9:30-9:50am Opening Address

Mrs Aliitasi Lemalu, Founding APSTE member 

Tanoa Room
9:50am-10:00am The Changing Tertiary Education Sector

Overview presentation – APSTE Alumni

Tanoa Room
10:00 – 10:30am Institutions Self-Assessment-Session 1 

Facilitated discussions – Institution groups

Meeting rooms
10:30 – 11:00am Institutions Self-Assessment-Session 2

Institutions report back 

Tanoa Room
11:00 -12:00pm APSTE AGM plus Morning Tea (on the move)

APSTE Executive Committee

Tanoa Room
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Arekai Room
1:00 – 1:30pm Navigating the Seas – Plotting our Charts/ GPS

Key Themes & Priorities-Pasifika in Tertiary Sector 

Tanoa Room
1:30 – 2:00pm Weaving the APSTE Fala

Facilitated workshop – APSTE Alumni 

Tanoa Room
2:00 – 3:00pm The role of APSTE

Led by newly elected APSTE Executive Committee

Tanoa Room
3:00 – 3.30pm Closing Session  Tanoa Room
3:30- 5.00pm Networking Function Arekai Room